5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2009 1:46 PM by bordershot

    Problem with the SSD Toolbox


      The FW update went through without a hitch, and the same goes for the SSD Toolbox, but after I started up the toolbox, it shows "Error Connecting to Drive" in the HDD selection menu, and the only action I can do is refresh or exit.


      Any idea what the issue may be?  I'm running Win7 Pro on a E6600/nforce 680i chipset

        • 1. Re: Problem with the SSD Toolbox

          I am having the same issue, 80GB SSDSA2M080G2GC, ASUS M2N-E, nvidia 570 chipset, Windows Vista 32-bit, MS drivers (I did not install the nvidia chipset drivers, I'm using the drivers included with Vista.  I did install the nvidia  graphics driver for my videocard).  Please let me know any more information that would be useful for troubleshooting.

          • 2. Re: Problem with the SSD Toolbox

            I had the same thing, had to reinstall Windows 7, set to IDE Mode for Drive in BIOS. nForce 4 Mobo.

            • 3. Re: Problem with the SSD Toolbox

              Unfortunately, my BIOS doesn't seem to have the option for IDE mode, I can set it to auto or none, and if I change it to none, it doesn't detect that I have the drive installed, and won't boot.


              I did try installing the nvidia nforce driver and updating the mobo bios to revision 1701, but neither seemed to help.  I'm curious to hear if this is a general problem with nvidia chipsets, it may be time to upgrade to a Core i7

              • 4. Re: Problem with the SSD Toolbox

                Same issue here. Board is Asus P5N-E SLI (Nvidia nforce 650i SLI chipset). I eventually ran the tool by connecting my SSD to the spare bay in a laptop with intel chipset. My main concern is that this may mean AHCI is not working on my desktop and that background TRIM commands will not be sent by Win 7.

                • 5. Re: Problem with the SSD Toolbox

                  Alright, I got this to work by changing the driver from the "NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller" to the generic "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller".  In Vista, Control Panel --> System --> Device Manager, IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, select "NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller", right click, Properties, Driver, Update Driver, Browse My Computer, Let me pick from a list, and then select the "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller".  After reboot, I was able to use the SSD Toolbox.